New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Developing a ministry evangelism strategy for Central Baptist Church of Conway, Conway, Arkansas, to reach the Deaf community

Author
Benjamin K South
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a ministry evangelism strategy for Central Baptist Church of Conway, Arkansas to reach the Deaf community. The project director conducted research in the areas of ministry evangelism, deafness, and deaf ministry. The project director selected a strategy team that assisted him in the development of the strategy. The project director researched and developed a profile of the local Deaf community, examined ministry evangelism and developed a report of best practices, created a ministry evangelism strategy, and presented the completed strategy to the pastoral staff of Central Baptist Church for approval and endorsement. The project director engaged expert evaluation, research, surveys, observation instruments, and pre- and post-tests. The completed project provided Central Baptist Church of Conway with a plan containing ten strategic initiatives to assist the church in reaching the Deaf community.

Enhancing Expository Preaching Skills in Order to Increase Awareness of the Theme of Discipleship among the Youth at First Baptist Church, Paris, Texas

Author
Nathan Law
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to enhance the project director's expository preaching skills in order to increase his awareness of the theme of discipleship among the youth at First Baptist Church, Paris, Taxes. The first step involved reseraching the field of expository preaching. The researcher also completed a sutdy on discipleship practices of the church. The project director then studied select passages from Mark based on the discipleship research, organizing them into a written series of sermons. This sermon series is expository in nature and highlights how to walk as a disciple. The project director then created evaluations and goals to ensure a high quality of work.

EQUIPPING SELECTED PASTORS OF BARTHOLOMEW BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS WITH CHURCH REVITALIZATION SKILLS

Author
David O Mitchell
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected pastors in Bartholomew Baptist Association, southeast Arkansas, with church revitalization skills. Through a workshop, selected pastors will learn relevant skills in church revitalization discovered during the research phase of this project. An annotated bibliography will be produced to serve as the source material for the workshop. A questionnaire will be given to the pastors concerning revitalization skills prior to the start of the workshop. The workshop will assist the participants in increasing their understanding of the field of church revitalization and some of the needed skills in church revitalization. At the conclusion of the workshop, an evaluation form will be given to the workshop participants for their evaluation of the workshop.

Equipping Selected Members of Fairview Alpha Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana, With Personal Evangelism Skills

Author
Adam Harwood
Abstract
The pupose of the project is to equip selected members of Fairview Alpha Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana, with personal evangelism skills. The project began with the project director's research in the field of personal evangelism. Upon completion of the research, the project director developed and wrote curriculum he used in the equipping of selected members with personal evangelism skills. Once the writing of the curriculum was complete, the project director taught the curriculum in a series of weekly meetings in order to equip selected members of Fairview Alpha Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana, with personal evangelism skills.

Developing a Relgational Evangelism Strategy to Reach Millennials for Cumming Baptist Chruch, Cumming Georgia

Author
Nicholas T Wilbur
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a relational evangelism strategy to reach millennials for Cumming Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia. The project director led selected members of Cumming Baptist Church to develop a multifaceted relational evangelism strategy that will minister effectively to the millennial population of Forsyth County, Georgia. The strategy formation team met for six sessions to develop the strategy for the church. The project director insturcted the team on demographic data from Forsyth County, information on millennials found through research, best relational evangelism practices, the biblical rationale for relational evangelism, and strategy formation technique. With this knowledge, the strategy formation team, led by the project director, developed a multifaceted relational evangelism strategy. Once completed, the strategy was presented by the project director to the pastoral staff, outreach ministry team, and deacons of CBC for approval and implementation.

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Author
Jeffrey M Luchun
Abstract
The purpose of this project in ministry report was to develop a strategic plan for St. Andrew's United Methodist Church (SAUMC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to reach millennials in their surroundings community through the implementation of these methodologies and the developed strategic plan. During the past decade, at SAUMC, the need to reach the next generation has reached a critical point. The community around the church holds multiple mosaic identities which identifies which were utilized in developing the strategy to reach this narrowed demographic. Current literature on the topic and strategic planning assist in identifying key methodologies St. Andrew's can implement. The millennial generation desires a church that reflects ancient aspects while blending contemporary distinctiveness. This change in ministry thinking, style, and context provides the church with the perfect opportunity to evolve. This project identifies strategies utilized by churches that are successfully reaching the largest and most unchurched population in the United States. These strategies inform the future planning of SAUMC as it seeks to reach millennials in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Author
A. Williams Mondonico
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to research the field of African-American pastoral leadership in multiethnic churches in order to develop a leadership workshop for pastoral interns in The Pursuit Church Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. The project director research a wide range of sources to gain knowledge of the best practices used by African-American pastors who lead multiethnic churches. The project director used the information to develop a worksohp that will be used at The Pursuit Church Memphis, as well as other churches, churches planting networks, North American Mission Board (NAMB), and denominations that which to plant or revitalize multiethnic churches. The project director utilizes the research model described in the current New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Project in Ministry Design Handbook to complete this project.

Developing a Missions Mobilization Strategy for Gilliam Springs Babtist Church, Arab, Alabama

Author
James W Pruett
Abstract
The puprose of this project was to develop a missions mobilization strategy for Gilliam Springs Baptist Church, Arab, Alabama. During phase one the Project Director interviewed church, association, state convention, and entity leaders to determine the best practices of missions mobilization. During phase two the Project Director explored existing strategy planning models to determine the best practices of strategic planning. During phase three the Project Director wrote the mobilization strategy for Gilliam Springs Baptist Church. The project concluded with the POroject Director presenting the strategy to the Missions Ministry Team at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church for approval and adoption.

Assessing the Physical and Spiritual Needs of Homeless Women for Memphis Union Mission, Memphis, TN

Author
Randy Daniels
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to assess the physical and spiritual needs of homeless women in Memphis, Tennessee. The outcome was to make ministry recommendations to the Memphis Union Mission. The project director gathered and synthesized statistical data of homeless women. The project director organized information available for homeless women from existing agencies. The project director sources material by utilizing surveys completed by homeless women. Data from these surveys gave the project director information to ascertain their physical and spiritual needs. The project director recruited and assembled a recommendation team and presented a recommendation.

Developing A Church Growth Strategy for Celebration Church, Hoover, Alabama

Author
David R Bradford
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a church growth strategy for celebration Church, Hoover, Alabama. The project director commissioned a demographic study and researched existing effective church growth models. He studied the best practices of the researched models and compiled findings in an annotated bibliography. The Leadership Team developed the church growth strategy through seven team sessions. The project director and Leadership Team presented the strategy to celebration church for implementation.
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